Come with us to explore the awe-inspiring landscape and the complex history of Canyon de Chelly.
Saturday morning June 1st we will fly to the Chinle airport (E91).
Plan to arrive by 10 a.m. Transportation into town leaves at 11 a.m. The bus will take us to the Thunderbird Lodge where we will have lunch, get checked in and be ready to leave on the Canyon tour with our Navajo guides at 2pm.
The tour is in WW2 Pinzer 4wd vehicles over some uneven terrain. After the 4-hour tour, we return to the Thunderbird for happy hour ‘Navajo style’ (alcohol is prohibited
) and dinner. Accommodations for the evening are at the Thunderbird Lodge
Sunday morning, we transport to the airport starting at 10 a.m. Breakfast is available at the Thunderbird before, if you wish.
The airport is remote with no services or fuel. Paved tie-down space is limited so bring stakes and ropes to facilitate tie-down. If we fill the approximately 6 paved spots, there will be fairly smooth desert parking adjacent to the pavement.
Accommodations are at the Thunderbird Lodge. Please call the Lodge directly at 928-674-5842 to arrange a room. They are holding a block of rooms at the following rates: Single/double $80; Triple $90; Quad $100. Unused rooms will be released on May 20th so register early.
Food and Beverages – Host David Ladd, will provide some starter beverages and basic snacks for arrival and happy hour. Please bring whatever you think might enhance those supplies, but alcohol is prohibited on the Navajo Reservation. Lunch and dinner can be purchased at the Lodge.
Local Transportation – provided by the Lodge and Navajo Nation
- I have made reservations at $58 per person, payable at the Lodge. (includes Gratuity & Park Entrance fee)
Questions? David Ladd at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration & Cost:
- Register: Please use the online registration process, and download the registration Complete and send the following form, before May 20th: print it out to mail in with $20 (per plane) for ground transportation
- Fee: There is a $10 fee for this airport, so please make sure to include that in the form when you send it in.